MEET OUR PROFESSIONALS
Richard has facilitated the commercialization of innovative technologies in Canada and the United States for three decades.
Past Managing Director/President of Carbon Management Canada/CMC Research Institutes
Sr. Project Lead w. Southern Research Institute (NC), led the establishment of the Carbon-to-Liquids Development Centre, hosting pilot test programs for biomass-to-liquid-fuels conversion technologies
Co-founder of Mariah Energy, distributed micro-utility, developing self-dispatching microturbine Combined Heat and Power network
Market development, product development & marketing w. start-ups & multinationals in industrial & commercial products.
Jeff specializes in the strategic and operational management of manufacturing firms and technology companies. His focus is on achieving high impact performance improvement and increasing shareholder value through operational excellence.
His expertise includes preparation and implementation of strategic and operational plans, market assessments for new products, improvement of business operations, and the application of ISO 9000 and Excellence quality systems.
Jeff has worked with over 400 firms during the past 25 year to help them build and scale their businesses.
MARYAM MKHANI PhD
Vice President - Development & Government Relations
Dr. Maryam MKhani earned her Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, where she then held an Assistant Professor position within the area of system integration in biorefinery processes. Maryam’s experience with University of Calgary’s “Air Capture” research project awarded her expertise in developing proof of concept for bridging with the business development during the early ages of Carbon Engineering. She has worked on clean energy solutions, process development, integrating new technologies and processes into existing industrial plants for about 20 years. She contributed to more than 40 journal publications, conference presentations, books and patents.
Maryam’s industrial experiences stretch from leading the GHG Reduction Technology Development at ConocoPhillips and working with industry peers at Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), all the way to developing technology solution at Energy, Science and Technology Corp. (EnSciTech) for closing the gap in high cost of electrolyte in vanadium redox batteries. Her experience in both the “green spectrum of energy sources” (biorefinery and low carbon energy technologies) and the “brown spectrum of energy source” (Oil Sands) provides an insight to the synergies around the challenges with implementing new technologies and concepts in existing industrial plants.
Sr. Technology Developer,
Roy is the CTO and co-founder of Peletex Inc, inventing and developing the AFA Filter and AFCO2. He is responsible for research, experiments, simulations, technology development, innovation, patents, proposals, and the design and fabrication of prototypes
Roy was the Principle Investigator for two projects conducted collaboratively with Sandia National Laboratories, funded by the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research and the Office of Naval Research.
Roy is named as sole or co-inventor on ten of the WES/Peletex patents now owned by ICS.
Bill joined Peletex, Inc., later WES, in 2006 and has led the development team since.
After 19 years in the Technology Development Group at Intel Corp in Oregon, his final position was Yield Manager for the Logic Process development effort. In this role, he managed budgets, a large engineering staff, schedules and aggressive goals for technology development across a worldwide “virtual factory.”
Bill is a seasoned and disciplined engineering manager, skilled in project management, team development, organizational development, customer relations, experimental design and process control.
Bill is named as co-inventor on five patents relating to WES/Peletex technologies
now owned by ICS and two others.
BILL HARGROVE, MSc
Chief Technology Advisor,
Luis Virla, PhD
Applications Development/ Performance Validation,
Luis earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary (2018). His research focus was the development of catalytic technologies for CO2 capture and utilization. He also holds a BSc (2008) and an MSc (2013) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Zulia in Venezuela.
Before his PhD, Luis worked for six years as a Project Leader for Investigacion Desarrollo C.A. (INDESCA), dedicated to R&D in chemical processes and optimization for the petrochemical industry. In addition, Luis held a two-year appointment (2016-2018) as a Research Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex as part of the TRANSrisk project (EU Horizon 2020). In this role, Luis lead a case study looking at risks and uncertainties within low-carbon transition pathways for the Canadian energy sector.